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Gite and Chalet each with private pool ideal for couples, families, pet friendly - 17th Century Farmhouse and Chalet, each with private pool

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



17th Century Farmhouse and Chalet, each with private pool

Open plan living kitchen diner. Fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances including dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, gas hob, electric fan assisted oven and fridge/freezer. Double bedroom with romantic beamed ceiling. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and additional fold up bed if required. Both rooms overlook the pool and terrace.

Shower room with large walk in shower and wash basin. Separate WC with hand basin.

About the property


Stone built in 1685, situated in the village of Vaunac, the farmhouse and its Gite have been carefully restored keeping their original character. Newly built, the Chalet offers modern and comfortable accommodation.

The properties each have a private pool, private gardens, and car parking space.

The small hamlet is surrounded by forest and this is where you are likely to see deer or wild boar as they tend to emerge from the woodland very early in the morning or in the evening twilight. Chickens and geese in the garden area are all securely contained in their respective enclosures, and prove to be of great interest to younger guests.

Situated only 10 minutes from the market town of Thiviers, these well furnished and equipped holiday homes provide comfortable accommodation for families, as well as couples. The location is ideal for discovering the delights of the Périgord region, and exploring the nearby towns and villages, such as Limoges, Périgueux, Brantôme, Saint-Jean-de-Côle and the martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane, all within an hour’s drive.


This charming cottage has been beautifully restored to a high standard by the present owner, who lives in the adjoining farmhouse.

Sleeping up to five in two bedrooms, a cot and high chair are also available for baby if required. The main bedroom has romantic wooden beams and a double bed, and the second bedroom has three full size single beds. Both rooms overlook the pool and garden. The cottage has a walk-in shower room with wash hand basin and a separate toilet off the hallway. Air conditioning is available for the kitchen dining and lounge areas and the kitchen is fully equipped with a gas/electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer, whilst the lounge and dining area provides comfortable and soft armchairs, a wood burning stove, English satellite TV, dvd player and free Wifi - all for your holiday relaxation.

The gardens, sun terrace and swimming pool can be accessed directly from the lounge and the pool area is private and not overlooked. A range of garden furniture and sun loungers along with a BBQ are also available for your holiday enjoyment.


This modern timber built chalet has been fitted and furnished to a high standard by the present owner who lives in the original farmhouse nearby.

Sleeping up to four in two bedrooms (a double bedroom and a twin bedroom), a cot and high chair are also available for baby if required. Both bedrooms are situated at the rear of the house away from the pool and adjacent to the shower room with wash basin and wc. Air conditioning is available for the kitchen, dining and lounge areas and the kitchen is fully equipped with a gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer, whilst the lounge and dining area provides comfortable armchairs and a sofa, English satellite TV, a dvd player and free Wifi.

The chalet has its own private pool surrounded by a large decked terrace ideal for alfresco dining. A range of garden furniture and sun loungers along with a BBQ are available for your holiday enjoyment. Steps lead from the sun deck to a small children's play area, clothes line and additional outdoor space.

More Details

Cath Hall
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Cath Hall

Having moved here in 1990 with my 3 small children, I have enjoyed the french way of life in a very tranquil setting but with all the amenieties close by.

Cath Hall purchased this farmhouse in 1990

Why Cath Hall chose Vaunac

I fell in love with this property in 1990 because of the ideal location, on the edge of a quiet rural hamlet yet 5 mins drive from the market town of Thiviers with all amenieties and a lovely old traditional market on a Saturday morning where all the locals gather.

What makes this farmhouse unique

One of the benefits of this property is that you can walk out of the door, across the garden and the meadow and follow the woodland paths where you can sometimes see the deer and wild boar. There are so many marked pathways which is ideal for walkers and strollers alike.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second stay and another wonderful visit. Cottage very well equipped. Hope to return for a 3rd time. Brian and Bridgette, Kent.

Les Vignes is the jewel in the crown, the beautiful area offers so much to see and do and every comfort is provided in this beautiful, well equipped gîte. A holiday never to be forgotten. Judith and Damien, Cleveland.

Stayed whilst house hunting. What a pleasure to return "home" each evening, nothing left to chance, everything beautifully prepared. Maggie and Peter. Kent
Sep 2009
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
25% non-refundable deposit to be paid so that booking can be confirmed. Full balance and refundable security deposit to be paid 8 weeks before rental period.

Changeover Day:
Lettings are from Saturday 5pm to Saturday 10am.

Notes on prices:
B&B available on request- please contact the owner starting from £50 per room, per night, out of high season. Private use of the gîte.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Vaunac in Périgord

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet Room - Toilet , with hand basin
    Shower Room - Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower, hand basin and heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Gite is heated by wood burning stove, air source heat pump/air conditioning and electric radiators (bedroom and bathroom). Suitable for children. The Chalet is heated by air source heat pump/air conditioning. Towels and bed linen are provided together with a generous welcome pack of food and supplies of washing powders, soap etc. Each property is set in its own private gardens with private swimming pools (approx 6.5m x 4.5m) sun loungers, BBQ and children’s play area. In the surrounding fields and woodland wildlife such as wild boar, deer, foxes and badgers can often be seen. The small quiet hamlet is situated between Perigueux and Thiviers, both towns have all the amenities required. Fresh bread and croissants delivered twice weekly into the hamlet. Restaurant and bar within walking distance. Within the area many Chateaux and caves are open to the public for visits; leisure activities can include canoeing, climbing, walking,golfing, fishing, horse riding, and cycling.


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17th Century Farmhouse and Chalet, each with private pool
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

one of the most beautiful places ive stayed

  • 5 of 5

you couldn't ask for much more , I would give this place 5 stars, the swimming pool the cottage the owner all get my 100 percent, there is nothing more one could ask for to be added to this beautiful place I take my hat off to the owner cath, magnificent job. would I stay again most definitely.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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McLaren Vale,south australia

Lovely gite friendly and welcoming owner...perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay in Vaunac..went to Brantome, Perigueux and L'isle. The gite had everything supplied and one of the best we have stayed in. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Lovely gite in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the property to a lovely friendly welcome together with food items - bread, cheese, pate, milk, croissants, jam and a bottle of wine. Lots of basic cupboard ingredients too. The property was clean and well-equipped and outside was the courtyard leading on to an inviting pool area with table / chairs and sunbeds, BBQ and gardens. There were geese and chickens (who enjoyed being fed left-overs) and a large open area where we played badminton.

I cannot thank the owner Cath enough for her help and advice during her stay, especially when we had problems with our van and needed it looked at before the journey home!

The town of Brantome nearby was great to visit and we hired canoes (or you could try paddle boards). The Friday market there was well worth a visit.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the property to friends / family.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Chalet. Very well equipped, Cath has thought of everything you could possibly need. A fantastic food package was very much appreciated after such a long journey down. The pool was especially welcoming with temperatures souring above 40 degrees! We would highly recommend a stay here with plenty to do including a visit to Brantome, Oredour Sur Glanne and Saint Jeanne De Cole. Thank you for a fantastic stay, we hope to come here again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic setting for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Superbly equipped cottage in the heart of the Dordogne that delivers on its promise of tranquility and relaxation. Fabulous fortnight in a great location - lovely pool and garden - surrounded by woodland and walks - just the recipe for a lovely holiday. Cath is a great host who knows what makes a holiday. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Great Gite and Very Welcoming Host

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we felt that this was going to be a good week. Cathy met us and directed us to the property and said after we had settled in she would call later, which she did. We knew immediately that we would feel at home because she originally was from the North of England as we were. What can I say, the Welcome Pack was very generous, never in our travels have we received one like this before. During the week she was there when needed but not obtrusive, we had some lovely chats with her,felt we had known her for years, the eggs from the hens were the best we have tasted. The property was very nice and clean, lovely bedding etc and we just loved the walk-in shower. The pool was an added bonus but unfortunately because it was cold at night the water never got up to the temperature during the day that would invite you to go in. Lovely to sit outside though and admire the beautiful gardens and go down at night to see the deer in the fields below the gite.We visited St Jean de Cole, a must, Brantome, very nice but full of English and we thought very over--rated not sure we would go there again. Perigoux is a must, lovely place. Go to the Tourist Office, the young man we spoke to very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English,gave us a map and we did a walk around the old parts, very interesting. Didn't want to leave the gite. We would love to return to Vaunac next year but I fear that Cathy is well booked up already, that's a shame, but we will return soon hopefully.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Limoges airport is 70 kms, 1 hr drive.

Bergerac airport is 80 kms, 15 drive.


The local region, ‘Perigord Vert’ is a superb part of the Dordogne for sightseeing, and for the more energetic there is, walking, cycling, golf, horse riding, fishing, tennis, rock climbing and water sports.

The region abounds in Chateaux, caves, historical monuments and museums, for all of which brochures etc are available from the tourist offices in Thiviers 10 mins drive and Perigueux 30 mins drive.

Further Details:

All essentials are available in Thiviers 10 mins drive and Negrondes 5 mins drive, bakers, butchers, newsagents, grocers and restaurants. On the outskirts of Perigueux there are Hypermarkets and shopping precincts. Then there is Perigueux itself, with its large stores and boutiques and not forgetting the delightful old town.

There are open-air markets in Perigueux, Thiviers, Excideuil 20 mins drive and Brantome 20 mins drive. We can advise you on which days the markets operate. Just a short walk away, there is a traditional French restaurant, serving local cuisine.